In the 6th Edition of NEWSHOUND, Johnny Vedmore takes us through some of the fascinating and enlightening reporting on Herman Kahn between 1958 and 1976. Herman Kahn led the Hudson Institute think tank through the most important and precarious years of the Cold War. He and his team used game theory and other forms of futuristic modeling to predict the future of potential nuclear Armageddon.
In 1973, Heinz A Kissinger turned 50 years old and the famous women's night spot, The Colony Club, hosted his birthday party. However, Kissinger's administration had just been found to be wiretapping the press and their political enemies during the Watergate scandal. In fact, many of the 80 attendees of Kissinger's 50th birthday bash had also been bugged on Kissinger's orders. This made for a very awkward night indeed.